Ensuring continuity of education, through inclusion and support
E-Safety is a very wide topic area in that it not only includes internet technologies but also electronic communications such as online gaming, mobile phones, etc. Within schools children and young people need to know about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using communication technology.
E-Safety concerns itself with educating students in appropriate use of the digital world while emphasising the learning benefits which can be achieved when used in a positive way.
Although viewed as just something that focuses on restriction, E-Safety is less about restriction and more about giving young people an education about the benefits and potential risks in order for them to be comfortable and confident online. It is focussed on providing a base of support that can aid in the development of safer online behaviours both in and out of the school environment.
If you have any E-Safety Concerns, please contact your child’s Hub Manager (listed on Contact Us Pages)
– Staff receive regular Safeguarding training, including dedicated support around keeping pupils safe online and e-safety.
– All staff are required to undertake regular online safety training through assigned independently recognised modules throughout the school year.
Students and Parents
– There are three E-Safety sessions per year for all pupils within the wider curriculum.
– E-Safety is also a feature on ‘Safer Internet Day’, where we hold an assembly on E-Safety.
– We conduct three pupil surveys a year on E-Safety.
– Appropriate literature is sent to parents at key times throughout the year.
For further advice and guidance, please consult the documents below.